Systems Medicine and Bioengineering (SMAB)
We start with a focus on biology
in the fields of Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, Stroke, and Diabetes.
Whether we are engineering or modeling cells and tissues, exploring and analyzing large datasets, developing new imaging devices, or producing novel therapeutic or diagnostic systems, our problem statement in research and healthcare always starts with the biology underlying the disease process, therapy, or system.
Mission of SMAB: To investigate and develop new methods and tools of systems medicine and artificial intelligence to understand biological functions at the systems level and translate scientific discoveries into new treatments and diagnostic approaches to improve patient health.
Our systems medicine research provides new avenues to understand the causes of diseases, identify biomarkers, discover therapeutic targets, and attain precision in disease management.
Methods and Technologies:
Our work at Houston Methodist has led to clinical trials among all our research areas. We are also training a new generation of physicians and scientists to use systems approaches to medicine.
Stephen Wong, PhD, PE
Scientists repurpose drug to treat ovarian cancer
Systems Medicine and Bioengineering
Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center and Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave.
Houston, TX 77030
Smartphone App Improves Health of Breast Cancer Survivors